Cende’s “What I Want” Is The Alternative Motherrocker That Will Punk Your Ears

Debut record and tour dates coming up.

Photo: Courtesy of Grandstand Media & Management

Alternative punk-rock quartet, Cende, takes us into a fuzzy sonicsphere fueled by gleaming chords and percussive slides in their new single “What I Want” featuring the vocals of Greta Klein (Frankie Cosmos). Despite the rapid strums, it has a relaxed buildup to it that emits a buoyant tension – you are fueled by the string strikes yet the subtly hazy ambiance keep you afloat in the midpoint between chill and thrill. Stream below:

“What I Want” is from Cende’s upcoming record #1 Hit Single, which will be out on May 26. The band formed back in 2013 and started gaining buzz after self-releasing their debut EP in 2015. With the new record, Cende was able to experiment with richer composition and ambitious production, yielding motherrocker pieces. Cende will start touring alongside Japanese Breakfast and (Sandy) Alex G, so go say hi:

6/2 – Rock & Roll Hotel (Washington, DC, USA)

6/3 – Strange Matter (Richmond, VA, USA)

6/4 – Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) (Carrboro, NC, USA)

6/6 – The Masquerade (Purgatory) (Atlanta, GA, USA)

6/7 – The Social (Orlando, FL, USA)

6/9 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

6/10 – The Parish (Austin, TX, USA)

6/11 – Club Dada (Dallas, TX, USA)

6/13 – The Rebel Lounge (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

6/15 – The Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

6/16 – The Irenic (San Diego, CA, USA)

6/17 – Constellation Room (Santa Ana, CA, USA)

6/18 – The Chapel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

6/20 – The Crocodile (Seattle, WA, USA)

6/21 – The Cobalt (Vancouver, BC, USA)

6/22 – Holocene (Portland, OR, USA)

6/24 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

6/25 – Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO, USA)

6/27 – 7th St Entry (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

6/28 – Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, USA)

6/29 – Double Happiness (Columbus, OH, USA)

6/30 – Mahall’s (Lakewood, OH, USA)

7/1 – El Club (Detroit, MI, USA)

7/2 – Velvet Underground (Toronto, ON, Canada)

7/4 – Bar Le Ritz (Montreal, QC, Canada)

7/5 – The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA, USA)

7/6 – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

7/8 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)